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The European Journal of Health Economics

2002 - 2016

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Volume 17, issue 2, 2016

Access to primary care in Italy: time for a shake-up? pp. 113-116 Downloads
Livio Garattini, Alessandro Curto and Nick Freemantle
Are some QALYs more equal than others? pp. 117-127 Downloads
E. Wetering, N. Exel, J. Rose, R. Hoefman and Werner Brouwer
Economic hardship and suicide mortality in Finland, 1875–2010 pp. 129-137 Downloads
Marko Korhonen, Mikko Puhakka and Matti Viren
The direct and indirect cost of diabetes in Italy: a prevalence probabilistic approach pp. 139-147 Downloads
A. Marcellusi, R. Viti, A. Mecozzi and F. Mennini
Willingness to pay for health insurance among the elderly population in Germany pp. 149-158 Downloads
Jens-Oliver Bock, Dirk Heider, Herbert Matschinger, Hermann Brenner, Kai-Uwe Saum, Walter Haefeli and Hans-Helmut König
Informal payments in the Greek health sector amid the financial crisis: old habits die last pp. 159-170 Downloads
Kyriakos Souliotis, Christina Golna, Yannis Tountas, Olga Siskou, Daphne Kaitelidou and Lycourgos Liaropoulos
Do insurers respond to risk adjustment? A long-term, nationwide analysis from Switzerland pp. 171-183 Downloads
Viktor von Wyl and Konstantin Beck
Understanding the economic impact of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) pp. 185-193 Downloads
Alessandro Alberti, Pietro Giudice, Alessandra Gelera, Luca Stefanini, Virginia Priest, Michael Simmonds, Christa Lee and Matthew Wasserman
Healthcare costs and resource utilization of asthma in Germany: a claims data analysis pp. 195-201 Downloads
Christian Jacob, Benno Bechtel, Susanne Engel, Peter Kardos, Roland Linder, Sebastian Braun and Wolfgang Greiner
Lessons from state mandates of preventive cancer screenings pp. 203-215 Downloads
Wendy Xu, Bryan Dowd and Jean Abraham
Tramadol and the risk of fracture in an elderly female population: a cost utility assessment with comparison to transdermal buprenorphine pp. 217-227 Downloads
Alexander Hirst, Chris Knight, Matt Hirst, Will Dunlop and Ron Akehurst

Volume 17, issue 1, 2016

Ebola fever epidemic 2014: a call for sustainable health and development policies pp. 1-4 Downloads
Steffen Flessa and Michael Marx
Differences in price elasticities of demand for health insurance: a systematic review pp. 5-21 Downloads
Jonas Pendzialek, Dusan Simic and Stephanie Stock
Is response to price equal for those with higher alcohol consumption? pp. 23-29 Downloads
Joshua Byrnes, Anthony Shakeshaft, Dennis Petrie and Christopher Doran
Estimating productivity costs using the friction cost approach in practice: a systematic review pp. 31-44 Downloads
Jesse Kigozi, Sue Jowett, Martyn Lewis, Pelham Barton and Joanna Coast
Entry time effects and follow-on drug competition pp. 45-60 Downloads
Luiz Andrade, Catherine Sermet and Sylvain Pichetti
Health care costs attributable to overweight calculated in a standardized way for three European countries pp. 61-69 Downloads
M. Lette, W. Bemelmans, J. Breda, L. Slobbe, J. Dias and H. Boshuizen
Wage subsidies and hiring chances for the disabled: some causal evidence pp. 71-86 Downloads
Stijn Baert
The economic impact of chronic pain: a nationwide population-based cost-of-illness study in Portugal pp. 87-98 Downloads
Luís Azevedo, Altamiro Costa-Pereira, Liliane Mendonça, Cláudia Dias and José Castro-Lopes
Is the United States in the middle of a healthcare bubble? pp. 99-111 Downloads
Wen-Yi Chen, Yia-Wun Liang and Yu-Hui Lin

Volume 16, issue 9, 2015

Efficient health research and improving Europeans’ health pp. 913-915 Downloads
Fernando Antoñanzas, Carmelo Juárez-Castelló and Roberto Rodríguez-Ibeas
Values for health states with different life durations pp. 917-925 Downloads
Luciana Scalone, Peep Stalmeier, Silvano Milani and Paul Krabbe
EQ-5D in skin conditions: an assessment of validity and responsiveness pp. 927-939 Downloads
Yaling Yang, John Brazier and Louise Longworth
Endogenous risk-taking and physical appearance of sex workers pp. 941-949 Downloads
Peter Egger and Andreas Lindenblatt
An examination of the relationships between service use and alternative measures of obesity among community-dwelling adults in Ireland pp. 951-956 Downloads
Edel Doherty, Michelle Queally and Ciaran O’Neill
Health burden and costs of obesity and overweight in Germany: an update pp. 957-967 Downloads
Thomas Lehnert, Pawel Streltchenia, Alexander Konnopka, Steffi Riedel-Heller and Hans-Helmut König
Parallel imports and a mandatory substitution reform: a kick or a muff for price competition in pharmaceuticals? pp. 969-983 Downloads
David Granlund and Miyase Koksal-Ayhan
Some economics on personalized and predictive medicine pp. 985-994 Downloads
F. Antoñanzas, C. Juárez-Castelló and R. Rodríguez-Ibeas
Methodological challenges in assessing the impact of comorbidities on costs in Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials pp. 995-1004 Downloads
Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski, Howard Fillit, Jonathan Kurlander, Catherine Reed and Mark Belger
Health state utilities associated with attributes of treatments for hepatitis C pp. 1005-1018 Downloads
Louis Matza, Sandhya Sapra, John Dillon, Anupama Kalsekar, Evan Davies, Mary Devine, Jessica Jordan, Amanda Landrian and David Feeny
Comparison of the preference-based EQ-5D-5L and SF-6D in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) pp. 1019-1026 Downloads
Fan Yang, Titus Lau, Evan Lee, A. Vathsala, Kee Chia and Nan Luo

Volume 16, issue 8, 2015

Rationing of health care: is there an economic rationality to it? pp. 797-800 Downloads
Peter Zweifel
Did the health of the Dutch population improve between 2001 and 2008? Investigating age- and gender-specific trends in quality of life pp. 801-811 Downloads
Maria Gheorghe, Werner Brouwer and Pieter Baal
Who is afraid of smoking bans? An evaluation of the effects of the Spanish clean air law on expenditure at hospitality venues pp. 813-834 Downloads
Jaume García-Villar and Ángel López-Nicolás
Who is responsible for your health: is it you, your doctor or the new technologies? pp. 835-846 Downloads
Vincenzo Atella and Francesco D’Amico
Between-country heterogeneity in EQ-5D-3L scoring algorithms: how much is due to differences in health state selection? pp. 847-855 Downloads
Eleanor Pullenayegum, Kuhan Perampaladas, Kathryn Gaebel, Brett Doble and Feng Xie
Do Chinese have similar health-state preferences? A comparison of mainland Chinese and Singaporean Chinese pp. 857-863 Downloads
P. Wang, M. Li, G. Liu, J. Thumboo and N. Luo
Differences in EQ-5D-3L health state valuations among patients with musculoskeletal diseases, health care professionals and healthy volunteers pp. 865-877 Downloads
Anja Schwalm, You-Shan Feng, Jörn Moock and Thomas Kohlmann
Economic evaluations of implantable cardioverter defibrillators: a systematic review pp. 879-893 Downloads
Lidia García-Pérez, Pilar Pinilla-Domínguez, Antonio García-Quintana, Eduardo Caballero-Dorta, F. García-García, Renata Linertová and Iñaki Imaz-Iglesia
Relationship between global severity of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and costs of care in Spain; results from the co-dependence study in Spain pp. 895-905 Downloads
J. Darbà, L. Kaskens and L. Lacey
Commentary to: Cost of poor adherence to anti-hypertensive therapy in five European countries pp. 907-907 Downloads
Afschin Gandjour
Reply to comment on Cost of poor adherence to anti-hypertensive therapy in five European country pp. 909-911 Downloads
F. Mennini, Andrea Marcellusi, J. Schulenburg, A. Gray, P. Levy, P. Sciattella, M. Soro, G. Staffiero, J. Zeidler, A. Maggioni and R. Schmieder

Volume 16, issue 7, 2015

Western European markets for biosimilar and generic drugs: worth differentiating pp. 683-687 Downloads
Livio Garattini, Alessandro Curto and Katelijne Vooren
Costs of care for people with dementia just before and after nursing home placement: primary data from eight European countries pp. 689-707 Downloads
Ansgar Wübker, Sandra Zwakhalen, David Challis, Riitta Suhonen, Staffan Karlsson, Adelaida Zabalegui, Maria Soto, Kai Saks and Dirk Sauerland
Cost of care for cystic fibrosis: an investigation of cost determinants using national registry data pp. 709-717 Downloads
Yuanyuan Gu, Sonia García-Pérez, John Massie and Kees Gool
Recommendation of rotavirus vaccination and herd effect: a budget impact analysis based on German health insurance data pp. 719-731 Downloads
Alexander Karmann, Andrea Jurack and Daniel Lukas
Healthy donor effect and satisfaction with health pp. 733-745 Downloads
Edlira Shehu, Annette Hofmann, Michel Clement and Ann-Christin Langmaack
Using price–volume agreements to manage pharmaceutical leakage and off-label promotion pp. 747-761 Downloads
Hui Zhang and Gregory Zaric
Hospital staffing and local pay: an investigation into the impact of local variations in the competitiveness of nurses’ pay on the staffing of hospitals in France pp. 763-780 Downloads
Jean-Baptiste Combes, Eric Delattre, Bob Elliott and Diane Skåtun
Health system characteristics and unmet care needs in Europe: an analysis based on EU-SILC data pp. 781-796 Downloads
Sabine Chaupain-Guillot and Olivier Guillot

Volume 16, issue 6, 2015

When do performance-based risk-sharing arrangements make sense? pp. 569-571 Downloads
Michael Drummond
A model-based cost-effectiveness analysis of a grommets-led care pathway for children with cleft palate affected by otitis media with effusion pp. 573-587 Downloads
Syed Mohiuddin, Katherine Payne, Elisabeth Fenwick, Kevin O’Brien and Iain Bruce
Productivity or discrimination? An economic analysis of excess-weight penalty in the Swedish labor market pp. 589-601 Downloads
Margareta Dackehag, Ulf-G Gerdtham and Martin Nordin
Long-term effects of oral clefts on health care utilization: a sibling comparison pp. 603-612 Downloads
Morten Pedersen, George Wehby, Dorthe Pedersen and Kaare Christensen
Chronic pain patients’ treatment preferences: a discrete-choice experiment pp. 613-628 Downloads
Axel Mühlbacher, Uwe Junker, Christin Juhnke, Edgar Stemmler, Thomas Kohlmann, Friedhelm Leverkus and Matthias Nübling
The effect of neighbourhood mortality shocks on fertility preferences: a spatial econometric approach pp. 629-645 Downloads
Nkechi Owoo, Samuel Agyei-Mensah and Emily Onuoha
Cost-effectiveness of computed tomography coronary angiography versus conventional invasive coronary angiography pp. 647-655 Downloads
Meryl Darlington, Pascal Gueret, Jean-Pierre Laissy, Antoine Pierucci, Hassani Maoulida, Céline Quelen, Ralph Niarra, Gilles Chatellier and Isabelle Durand-Zaleski
Patients’ preferences: a discrete-choice experiment for treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer pp. 657-670 Downloads
Axel Mühlbacher and Susanne Bethge
Cost-effectiveness of nurse-based case management versus usual care for elderly patients with myocardial infarction: results from the KORINNA study pp. 671-681 Downloads
Hildegard Seidl, Matthias Hunger, Reiner Leidl, Christa Meisinger, Rupert Wende, Bernhard Kuch and Rolf Holle

Volume 16, issue 5, 2015

Is personalized medicine a panacea for health management? Some thoughts on its desirability pp. 455-457 Downloads
Fernando Antoñanzas, Carmelo Juárez-Castelló and Roberto Rodríguez-Ibeas
Analysis of the cost and efficiency relationship: experience in the Turkish pay for performance system pp. 459-469 Downloads
Mehmet Gok and Erkut Altındağ
Public health impact and cost-effectiveness of intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccination of children in Germany pp. 471-488 Downloads
Oliver Damm, Martin Eichner, Markus Rose, Markus Knuf, Peter Wutzler, Johannes Liese, Hagen Krüger and Wolfgang Greiner
Income-related inequity in the use of GP services by children: a comparison of Ireland and Scotland pp. 489-506 Downloads
Richard Layte and Anne Nolan
Economic valuation and determinants of informal care to people with Alzheimer’s disease pp. 507-515 Downloads
Luz Peña-Longobardo and Juan Oliva
Cost-effectiveness of a multifactorial fracture prevention program for elderly people admitted to nursing homes pp. 517-527 Downloads
Dirk Müller, Lisa Borsi, Claudia Stracke, Stephanie Stock and Björn Stollenwerk
Physician–patient relationship and medical accident victim compensation: some insights into the French regulatory system pp. 529-542 Downloads
Lydie Ancelot and Cornel Oros
Health inequalities in the European Union: an empirical analysis of the dynamics of regional differences pp. 543-559 Downloads
Laia Maynou, Marc Saez, Jordi Bacaria and Guillem Lopez-Casasnovas
Consultant duration of clinical practice as a cost determinant of an emergency medical admission pp. 561-567 Downloads
Seán Cournane, Richard Conway, Donnacha Creagh, Declan Byrne and Bernard Silke

Volume 16, issue 4, 2015

Pricing of forthcoming therapies for hepatitis C in Europe: beyond cost-effectiveness? pp. 341-345 Downloads
Katelijne Vooren, Alessandro Curto and Livio Garattini
Using the SF-6D to measure the impact of alcohol dependence on health-related quality of life pp. 347-356 Downloads
Jacinto Nogueira and Eva Rodríguez-Míguez
Cost of managing anemia in end-stage renal disease: the experience of five French dialysis centers pp. 357-364 Downloads
Jacques Rottembourg, Patrick Tilleul, Gilbert Deray, Antoine Lafuma, Lorraine Zakin, Lamine Mahi and Jorge Wernli
The impact of office-based care on hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions pp. 365-375 Downloads
Leonie Sundmacher and Thomas Kopetsch
Cost-effectiveness of modern mTOR inhibitor based immunosuppression compared to the standard of care after renal transplantation in Germany pp. 377-390 Downloads
Jan Jürgensen, Robert Ikenberg, Roger-Axel Greiner and Volker Hösel
The Icelandic economic collapse, smoking, and the role of labor-market changes pp. 391-405 Downloads
Thorhildur Ólafsdóttir, Birgir Hrafnkelsson and Tinna Ásgeirsdóttir
Does prospective payment increase hospital (in)efficiency? Evidence from the Swiss hospital sector pp. 407-419 Downloads
Philippe Widmer
Gender differences in French GPs’ activity: the contribution of quantile regressions pp. 421-435 Downloads
Magali Dumontet and Carine Franc
Cost-effectiveness of integrated care in frail elderly using the ICECAP-O and EQ-5D: does choice of instrument matter? pp. 437-450 Downloads
Peter Makai, Willemijn Looman, Eddy Adang, René Melis, Elly Stolk and Isabelle Fabbricotti
Comment on: “Impact and cost-effectiveness of a universal strategy to promote physical activity in primary care” pp. 451-452 Downloads
Afschin Gandjour
Reply to comment on “Impact and cost-effectiveness of a universal strategy to promote physical activity in primary care” pp. 453-453 Downloads
Martin Gulliford, Judith Charlton, Nawaraj Bhattarai and Caroline Rudisill

Volume 16, issue 3, 2015

Reform of hospital financing in Austria: successes, failures, and the way forward pp. 229-234 Downloads
Engelbert Theurl
SF-6D Portuguese population norms pp. 235-241 Downloads
Pedro Ferreira, Lara Ferreira and Luis Pereira
Examining variations in hospital productivity in the English NHS pp. 243-254 Downloads
Adriana Castelli, Andrew Street, Rossella Verzulli and Padraic Ward
Financial catastrophe and poverty impacts of out-of-pocket health payments in Turkey pp. 255-270 Downloads
Hacer Özgen Narcı, İsmet Şahin and Hasan Yıldırım
On the calculation of the Israeli risk adjustment rates pp. 271-277 Downloads
Amir Shmueli
A duration analysis of the role of cigarette prices on smoking initiation and cessation in developing countries pp. 279-288 Downloads
Deliana Kostova, Frank Chaloupka and Ce Shang
Did the corporatization of Portuguese hospitals significantly change their productivity? pp. 289-303 Downloads
Diogo Ferreira and Rc Marques
Prevalence and treatment costs of type 2 diabetes in Germany and the effects of social and demographical differences pp. 305-311 Downloads
D. Sittig, H. Friedel and J. Wasem
Transforming EQ-5D utilities for use in cost–value analysis of health programs pp. 313-328 Downloads
Erik Nord and Rune Johansen
Equal health, equal work? The role of disability benefits in employment after controlling for health status pp. 329-340 Downloads
Eva Frutos and Judit Vall Castello

Volume 16, issue 2, 2015

Rare is frequent and frequent is costly: rare diseases as a challenge for health care systems pp. 113-118 Downloads
J.-Matthias Schulenburg and Martin Frank
Costs and benefits of home care for the elderly versus residential care: a comparison using propensity scores pp. 119-131 Downloads
Lucy Kok, Caroline Berden and Klarita Sadiraj
Output correlations in probabilistic models with multiple alternatives pp. 133-139 Downloads
Klemen Naveršnik
Examining the impact of 11 long-standing health conditions on health-related quality of life using the EQ-5D in a general population sample pp. 141-151 Downloads
Mengjun Wu, John Brazier, Benjamin Kearns, Clare Relton, Christine Smith and Cindy Cooper
Accounting for trends in health poverty: a decomposition analysis for Britain, 1991–2008 pp. 153-159 Downloads
Michał Brzeziński
The influence of obesity and overweight on medical costs: a panel data perspective pp. 161-173 Downloads
Toni Mora, Joan Gil and Antoni Sicras-Mainar
The influence of the economic crisis on the association between unemployment and health: an empirical analysis for Spain pp. 175-184 Downloads
Rosa Urbanos-Garrido and Beatriz Lopez-Valcarcel
Price elasticities of alcohol demand: evidence from Russia pp. 185-199 Downloads
Yevgeniy Goryakin, Bayard Roberts and Martin McKee
Improving the prediction model used in risk equalization: cost and diagnostic information from multiple prior years pp. 201-218 Downloads
S. Veen, R. Kleef, W. Ven and R. Vliet
Impact of small study bias on cost-effectiveness acceptability curves and value of information analyses pp. 219-223 Downloads
Dirk Müller, Eleanor Pullenayegum and Afschin Gandjour
Commentary to: costs of diabetes and its complications in Poland pp. 225-226 Downloads
Ahmad Fayaz-Bakhsh and Raana Sarvari Mehrabad
Reply to commentary on costs of diabetes and its complications in Poland pp. 227-227 Downloads
Joanna Leśniowska

Volume 16, issue 1, 2015

Italian risk-sharing agreements on drugs: are they worthwhile? pp. 1-3 Downloads
Livio Garattini, Alessandro Curto and Katelijne Vooren
Misreporting and misclassification: implications for socioeconomic disparities in body-mass index and obesity pp. 5-20 Downloads
Åsa Ljungvall, Ulf-G Gerdtham and Ulf Lindblad
Income-related inequalities and inequities in health care services utilisation in 18 selected OECD countries pp. 21-33 Downloads
Marion Devaux
Demand uncertainty and hospital costs: an application to Portuguese public hospitals pp. 35-45 Downloads
Alvaro Almeida and Joana Cima
Do people desire to be healthier than other people? A short note on positional concerns for health pp. 47-54 Downloads
S. Wouters, N. Exel, M. Donk, K. Rohde and Werner Brouwer
The impact of user fee removal policies on household out-of-pocket spending: evidence against the inverse equity hypothesis from a population based study in Burkina Faso pp. 55-64 Downloads
V. Ridde, I. Agier, A. Jahn, O. Mueller, J. Tiendrebéogo, M. Yé and M. De Allegri
Cost of poor adherence to anti-hypertensive therapy in five European countries pp. 65-72 Downloads
F. Mennini, A. Marcellusi, J. Schulenburg, Alastair Gray, P. Levy, P. Sciattella, M. Soro, G. Staffiero, J. Zeidler, A. Maggioni and R. Schmieder
Competitive pricing within pharmaceutical classes: evidence on “follow-on” drugs in Germany 1993–2008 pp. 73-82 Downloads
Michael Mueller and Alexander Frenzel
Compulsory licensing and access to drugs pp. 83-94 Downloads
Charitini Stavropoulou and Tommaso Valletti
Health care expenditures and longevity: is there a Eubie Blake effect? pp. 95-112 Downloads
Friedrich Breyer, Normann Lorenz and Thomas Niebel
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